Ducks Keep Rolling With OT Win over Blues

Pahlsson breaks open tight game to push Anaheim closer to top
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 23, 2008 6:20 AM CST
St. Louis Blues goalie Manny Legace, right, blocks the shot of Anaheim Ducks' Todd Marchant, second from right, during the third period of an NHL hockey game on Friday, Feb. 22, 2008, in Anaheim, Calif....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – For two periods, nothing much happened between the Ducks and Blues last night, besides hooking penalties and fights. Then each team scored a quick goal to start out the third period, and overtime saw Samuel Pahlsson save the Ducks' recent surge in just 32 seconds. The 2-1 victory keeps Anaheim in striking distance of division-leading Dallas, the Los Angeles Times reports.

St. Louis's Ryan Johnson drew first blood with a goal on Jean-Sebastien Giguere, and Teemu Selanne soon followed with a score of his own. The Ducks have gone 8-1 since Selanne re-donned his uniform. "It's all about wins right now," says Anaheim coach Randy Carlyle. "Not about how but how many."